When Your Gluten-Free Kid is Invited to a Party


I’m guest posting over at Gluten-Free Homemaker today on the fun topic of When Your Gluten-Free Kid is Invited to a Party!

Does your heart sink every time your gluten-free kid brings home a party invitation? Kayla gets so excited every time she is invited to a sleepover or a birthday party, but I know that I now have to make contact with the parent and glean information. What will be served? What can I bring that would be comparable? Would there be a way to allow my child to have an alternative meal without bringing excessive attention to my child?

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Offline for the Weekend


Due to some craziness going on in our lives this weekend, I’m going to be unplugging for the weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back probably Monday, most likely in the afternoon.  So sorry for any inconvenience!

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Gluten-Free Snacks on the Go


I’m guest posting over at The Gluten-Free Homemaker today on kid-friendly gluten-free snacks!

Spring is here, and summer feels like it’s just around the corner! With the change in seasons comes ample opportunity to pack up your gluten-free kids for some outdoor fun! Whether it’s the pool, hiking, hanging out at the park, or play dates, most likely you’re going to need some gluten-free snacks.

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High Value $1/1 Raid Product Coupon


Print a high value coupon: $1.00 off any Raid product. This is the highest value I’ve ever seen on a Raid product. We are finding this to be our best friend right now, thanks to wasps, hornets, and carpenter bees! Seriously, I had no idea living in the woods would bring so many bugs! I should have known, but you don’t quite grasp the extent until you live there!

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This is a picture of the fence post that my hubby put in last week.  Last night as we were putting our fence together, he heard a buzzing in the post. That’s when we realized that a carpenter bee had made the post his home.

Why do we need a fence? To keep the deer out of our garden. Praying that a 4-foot fence will do it!

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When Your Gluten-Free Kids Cheat


I’m guest posting over at Gluten-Free Homemaker today on the topic “When Your Gluten-Free Kids Cheat”.

“If you have gluten-free kids above kindergarten age, you can be guaranteed that at some point, they will “cheat,” or consume foods that contain gluten. Kayla has historically been very good about not doing this. She typically gets so sick from eating anything containing gluten, that she almost goes off the deep end the other way, questioning everything.

So I was very surprised when, on the night of a sleepover with Grandma, Kayla came home from school with a stomachache.”

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Meet Cassidy: Our Newest Family Member

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We have a new family member! Kayla has been wanting a dog for so long, probably years, since our last dog passed away. With the difficulty of this move for Kayla, we promised her that as soon as we could after moving, we would find her a new friend.

We went to the Humane League and found Cassidy, a sweet border collie mix. She is so playful and wants nothing more than to snuggle up to you or run with you.

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We surprised Kayla after school. She didn’t know we were going to pick Cassidy up, and she was here when Kayla got off the bus.

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So much fun!

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Finally! Some Pictures from this Past Week

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I know I have been very remiss in getting any pictures posted of our recent move. That is because we have been so crazy, just trying to get our lives in order. But I feel like FINALLY we might be settling into a semblance of a routine. There will be more pictures coming, but for now I thought you might enjoy seeing what our yard looked like when we moved in! The house was vacant for about a year, so we had a year’s worth of leaves in the yard.

We back up to woods, so we raked all the leaves into huge piles on tarps, then dragged the tarps into the woods and dumped all the leaves down the mountain. So much fun! ;)

Hopefully my blog will be getting into a bit more of my regular routine soon. I know I have been terribly negligent on some of your favorite features, like Cooking With Kayla and Our Weekly Menu Plans, simply because we weren’t doing those things ourselves! But I am going to be getting our family back into our routine, so hopefully my blog will follow.

Thank you all so much for your patience with me during this crazy but exciting time in our lives! And, keep an eye out for more pictures soon!

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Offline for a Few Days


I  wanted to give you all a heads up: I will be offline for a few days. I am officially disconnecting my Internet connection and our family is moving across the state! So…you most likely will not hear from me until Monday. Hopefully on Monday I will be back to my regular schedule.

See you Monday!

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Moving With Our Gluten-Free Kids

I’m guest posting over at The Gluten Free Homemaker today on moving with gluten-free kids.

“Our family’s adventure over the last few months has been a long distance move across the state with both of our gluten-free kids! This has been exciting (and kind of crazy!) for us, with several long road trips to go house searching, starting a new job for my hubby, lots of packing, what seems like millions of phone calls and emails, the stress of the mortgage process (anyone who has ever bought a house will know what I mean), and handling the tumbling emotions of two small munchkins.”

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No Cooking With Kayla Today + New Bed


Well folks, there will be no Cooking With Kayla today. Kayla spent the day with friends, and I spent the day putting together Hannah’s new “big girl bed”! She was a little sad to see her crib go, but very happy to bounce on her new bed. I guess my baby is officially a big girl now!

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